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post #6 of Old 09-16-2013
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Re: '83 Jason 35- stainless bolts in the bilge.

A grounding plate is a piece of metal that is in contact with water to provide the lightning with an easy path to neutral (ground).

On my Seafarer it is about 6" X 12" copper and has two bolts that go through the hull that is used to connect the rigging to it. It should have a heavy copper wire from each of the chainplates to the connections on the grounding plate.

Seafarer 29 KCB
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